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Definition of bona fide adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bona fide

NAmE//ˈboʊnə ˌfaɪd//
, NAmE//ˈbɑnəˌfaɪd//
[usually before noun] (from Latin)
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genuine, real, or legal; not false a bona fide reason Is it a bona fide, reputable organization? You're a bona fide member of the team now.
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